Autumn is a time of change, a time to receive, and a time to let go. The transformation occurs not only outside you in the physical world but within you as well. As such, this season is perfect for introspective writing and a journal is the perfect vehicle for that writing.
Many of you already journal and I applaud you. But maybe you’re someone who believes you’ve nothing to say, don’t know where to begin, or just plain think you can’t write. This just isn’t true.
Journaling is an act of reflection, exploration, and understanding yourself and the world around you. It can take many forms: the written word, sketches, paintings, collages, whatever amuses your muse. And no matter whether you make a small written notation or pen your way through a thousand pages, journaling facilitates a sharper awareness of the changes in and around you.
Naturally I write in my journals. I also draw, paint, paste in bits of leaves or this and that, insert pages torn out of a magazine—the journal itself is merely a container to hold my emotions, thoughts, and the tangibles and intangibles that make up my world.
There are numerous resources about how to keep a journal. I don’t think we necessarily need them but they are helpful for specific journaling purposes. I try to be careful to consider such guides as inspiration but not requirements I must meet. I want to use my own words and thoughts, not someone else’s.
May your autumn journaling give you a better understanding of what brings you bliss!